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Bible Readings

by

Ron Parsons

Some of the comments in these readings are adapted from books in my library.  No recognition is given because they are not intended as authorities, but are used because they express my understanding clearly.  All the ideas expressed in these readings, right or wrong, are my own.

The text is the normal King James version, with some alterations to the “thee’s” and “thou’s” and the words ending in “eth”, “est”, etc. to make it conform to modern speech. Because of this, occasionally a word has been re-spelled, or added, to enable the reader to understand the sense more easily.  Also, extra punctuation has been included where necessary, or the original altered to make easier reading. 

None of these changes are intended to alter the meaning of the text.

All emphasis and the words in square brackets [like this] have been added by the compiler.

A PDF downloadable version should be available for each reading, starting from Introduction.

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The aim of this series:

“Then He said to them, ‘O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?’ And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:25-27.


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The Reading Books so far

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Introduction

Three rules

Authors of Genesis

Some items of interest before you read

Genesis

Where we came from, and how we got into Egypt (sin's mess).

This story was written to explain HOW we got into this sinful existence.

Exodus

How to get out of "Egypt" and meet at the "sanctuary" (Christ).

Leviticus

The laws of life

The most important offering in the sanctuary service was the daily offering of incense (prayer) at 9am and 3pm on the golden altar of intercession just in front of the most holy place.

Numbers

The results of failure.

Deuteronomy

     The lessons repeated, and the continuation of failure.

1 Samuel

and  2 Samuel

God on trial

1 Kings

and 2 Kings

More rebellions against God

Nehemiah

The building prophet

Job

The man who argued WITH God

and

the man who argued FOR God

Esther

the girl whose love for God and His people helps to save the world

Isaiah

The teen-ager who ask God many questions and therefore got many answers - he earned himself the title of               "The Gospel Prophet to the World"

Jeremiah

The priest who cried

Ezekiel 

The mourning prophet in Babylon         and the temple plans.

Daniel

The prophecies of the future.

Amos

The plea to the northern kingdom

Haggai

The prophet of hope

Zechariah

The second prophet of hope

Malachi

God's last desperate effort to save His OT people

Matthew - the early readings

Chapters 13, 24 and 25

 

Matthew - the full book

  Matthew's remembrances                      of the King of kings - the Lion

Mark

Mark's understanding of the life of Christ as the Burden-bearer - the calf or Ox

Luke

who saw Him as a Fellow-traveller - the Man Christ Jesus

John

who recognised Him as God - the Eagle

The Acts of the Apostles

What the church did - and didn't do!

Romans
1 Corinthians

and

2 Corinthians

Bad public sins in the church

Galatians

Settling a doctrinal controversy

1 Thessalonians

and

2 Thessalonians

Pointing to Christ as the answer

The Letter to the Hebrew Christians

The sanctuary symbolism explained

James

       A hard-hitting warning to match           works with faith

 
The Revelation

What the church did later - and will do in the future!

 


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